John W. Witkoski 1928-2013

McDONALD – John W. Witkoski, 84, died Monday, March 25, 2013 at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

John was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Michael and Mary Kuzubil Witkoski.

John worked for Mullee’s in Warren as a television technician for 42 years retiring in 1998.

John was a ham radio operator since he was a teenager and was a member of American Radio Relay League. He was an avid photographer and enjoyed his electronics and computers.

He is survived by his wife, the former Georgean Kiffer, whom he married March 31, 1976; stepchildren, Donald Planton of Girard, Terry (Diana) Planton of Chardon, Margilee (Jeff) Hilson of Columbus and Michael (Kathy) Planton of Muncie, Ind.; nephews, Michael (Traci) Witkoski and Mark (Kim) Witkoski, both of McDonald, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Tom Witkoski and a niece, Michelle Witkoski.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday.

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